Bananas, apples, oranges, mango… these are the products which usually have a sticker with a number on them.
I bet the majority of us never even bothered asking or thinking what that sticker was actually about. When you read it, you will never ignore the number labels on fruits ever again…
If the number begins with a 9, it’s a sign that completely the product is organic. An organic product is grown in a pesticide free soil, and not contaminated fertilizers were used in the growth process.
The organic food is the healthiest thing you can find on the market and if you are one of those people “you are what you eat”, then always buy the foods whose labels start with a 9.
Products whose labels start with the number 3 or 4 are grown conventionally – farming that uses pesticides and fertilizers which makes them bigger, or makes them grow faster.
Also, it secures the fruit or vegetable from getting attacked by plague or other insects. This doesn’t always mean that the conventionally grown food are unhealthy.
However, if a food label starts with the number 8 – NEVER buy that food! It means that the product is GMO – genetically modified. That means that the product was factory made.
Probably you’ve heard so many times about the empty calories these products provide for your body and the possibility of cancerogenic cells developing from GMO products.
If you go to a grocery store, you will always have a choice. I mostly buy local farmer’s foods in the grocery store. But the best and healthiest solution is probably buying it first hand – directly from the farmer who grows it.
In this capitalistic world, where everyone sells food to get money and doesn’t really care about your lifespan and quality of life, you should open your eyes wide and take more care of what you eat.Sources: https://www.travelandleisure.com/ www.bewell.com/